research spending NYC to Fund Coronavirus Surveillance Sequencing as Congress Proposes $2B for Nationwide Program Companion bills to be introduced in the House and Senate on Thursday would task the CDC with identifying and tracking emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. Spanish Government Allocates €25M for Precision and Genomic Medicine, Data Science Premium The project will result in the creation of a national cohort for research, as well as an integrated clinical and genomic data infrastructure at the national level. Lexogen Nabs Austrian Funding for RNA-Seq Coronavirus Test Lexogen did not disclose the funding amount, but said it was one of €16 million ($17.4 million) in awards from the Austria Research Promotion Agency. UK Government Invests $28M in FIND to Support SARS-CoV-2 Test Development FIND will use the funding to support the development of rapid tests, especially in low- and middle-income countries. UK Biobank to Make Whole-Genome Sequencing Data on 500K-Sample Repository Publicly Available Premium The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month. Dec 21, 2018 Estonia to Invest €2.3M to Genotype 50K More People in 2019 Nov 29, 2018 Danish Personalized Medicine Initiative Supported by New National Genome Center Premium Dec 21, 2017 Estonia Invests €5M to Genotype 100K People in 2018 as Part of Personalized Medicine Project Oct 19, 2017 At ASHG, Bill Gates and Francis Collins Discuss Global Health and Genetics in the Computational Age Jul 31, 2017 Multiple Myeloma Foundation Commits $5M to Precision Medicine Oct 14, 2016 As Research Budgets Contract, NIH Seeks Metrics to Assess the Value of Biomedical Data Repositories Premium Jul 30, 2012 Funding Optimism Grows Among Genomics Researchers, Mizuho Survey Finds Jul 11, 2012 Despite Better Q2 Trends, Tight-fisted Spending Expected for Remainder of 2012, Goldman Sachs Survey Says Apr 24, 2012 Survey Finds Mixed Funding Outlook Among Genomics Researchers Jan 18, 2012 Funding Worries Ease Somewhat Among Genomics Researchers, Survey Finds Breaking News KSL Pulse Scientific to Distribute Lucira Health Home COVID-19, Flu Molecular Test in Canada NTU-Singapore Launches S$160M Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Thermo Fisher, Adaptive Biotech, Qiagen, Dolomite Bio, More People in the News at Oncocyte, PrognomiQ, BillionToOne, Haystack Oncology, More In Brief This Week: BC Platforms, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Jumpcode Genomics, More The Scan Germline-Targeting HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase I Trial A National Institutes of Health-led team reports in Science that a broadly neutralizing antibody HIV vaccine induced bnAb precursors in 97 percent of those given the vaccine. Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation ties a heterozygous missense variant in thrombospondin 1 to childhood glaucoma. Gene Co-Expression Database for Humans, Model Organisms Gets Update GeneFriends has been updated to include gene and transcript co-expression networks based on RNA-seq data from 46,475 human and 34,322 mouse samples, a new paper in Nucleic Acids Research says. New Study Investigates Genomics of Fanconi Anemia Repair Pathway in Cancer A Rockefeller University team reports in Nature that FA repair deficiency leads to structural variants that can contribute to genomic instability.